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Yeon Sang-ho’s ‘Hellbound’ to be screened at BFI London Film Festival

“Hellbound,” directed by Yeon Sang-ho (Netflix)
“Hellbound,” directed by Yeon Sang-ho (Netflix)
Director Yeon Sang-ho’s Netflix original series “Hellbound” will be screened at the 65th BFI London Film Festival, which will be held from Oct. 6 to 17, according to Netflix on Thursday.

The festival in London will screen the first three episodes.

“Hellbound,” which is based on the popular webtoon of the same title, features the story of supernatural events in which random people suddenly receive a text saying they will be sent to hell. Amid the chaos, the New Truth Church that worships supernatural phenomena dramatically increases its congregation. Attempting to discover the truth behind the situation, the main characters have to take on the religious group.

Starring veteran actors Yoo Ah-in, Park Jung-min and Kim Hyun-joo and directed by Yeon, the creator of smash-hit zombie films “Train to Busan” and “Peninsula,” “Hellbound” is a highly anticipated drama. “Train to Busan” and “Peninsula” were also invited to the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and 2020, respectively.

In August, Netflix also announced the series had been invited to two other international film festivals this year: the 46th Toronto International Film Festival and the 26th Busan International Film Festival.

Along with Yeon’s series, which was invited in the thriller section, “Humidity Alert,” directed by Ko Bong-soo, was also invited to be screened at the BFI London Film Festival.

Established in 1957, the BFI London Film Festival is held annually in October by the British Film Institute. This year, it will be an online-offline hybrid festival, screening 159 feature films.

By Song Seung-hyun (
Korea Herald daum